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Activity Boxes To-Go

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Experience the fun and excitement of a YP camp at home! These all-inclusive activity boxes allow kids to learn, get active and be creative through a wide variety of self-guided and hands-on activities. We invite you to consider participating in our Buy One, Give One program to provide an activity box for a child whose family may not currently be in the financial position to offer this opportunity to their child. Simply choose the Buy One, Give One option that works for you, and we'll take care of getting the second kit into the hands of one of our Campership Recipients.

 

Gopher Adventures Activity Box

Suggested ages 7 and up (Includes a mix of independent and partner activities)

Curbside pick up at the St Paul Gym or shipping available. See ordering options below.

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Welcome to our Gopher Adventures Activity Box! Here is your opportunity to experience a little piece of our traditional YP camp favorites with your friends and family. Whether you enjoy hands-on & crafty projects, active or intellectual games (or both!), or want to tie dye your own facemask (so you can go out and be active safely), we’ve got you covered. Your adventure continues with a self led scavenger hunt around St. Paul campus to enjoy with your family or friends, as well as a featured activity from our partners at the Arboretum for you to enjoy in the nature spaces around you.

Featured partner - U of M Arboretum

The Arb

The U of M Landscape Arboretum supports kids and families in their quest to get outside and explore nature in their own neighborhoods. As you safely venture out, listen carefully to the sounds of nature. What can you hear? Can you see any pollinators flying around? If you enjoy the scavenger hunt, check out the Arboretum's website  for options on purchasing the full kit! You can also find more hands-on science home activity kits and info for planning an in-person visit this link.

Activity Box includes the following activities & supplies:

  • Favorite Youth Programs Camp Games, Activities and Crafts
  • Fun Scavenger Hunts (around St Paul Campus and featured by U of M Arboretum)
  • Deck of Cards
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Tie Dye Activity *some common household supplies required*
  • Rubber bands
  • Disposable gloves
  • Eye-dropper
  • Dye (multiple colors included)
  • Plastic bags
  • Facemask
  • Instructions for care
  • Playground ball & pump
  • Lanyards
  • Friendship bracelets
  • Directions Provided & Video Tutorials Available

How it works:

  • Set up your account at Shop RecWell
  • Order activity box and choose from delivery or pick up options throughout the month of August
  • Activity Boxes can be mailed or picked up curbside at the St Paul Gym. Pickup directions and additional access information will be displayed at checkout and emailed to you prior to your pickup date.
  • Participants would benefit from occasional access to a device or computer that allows them to access videos, but not required 
  • Kids will need a few common household supplies and items outside in a yard or natural area. A complete list of additional items needed will be included with the kit. 

Recommended for kids with interest in:

  • Playing outside (or need some encouragement)
  • Exploring
  • Science
  • Trying new things
  • Making new friends
  • Learning new games

Gopher Adventures Activity Box - 1-2 per household

Activity Box (1) with Curbside Pickup: $55

Activity Box (1) with Shipping: $70

Buy One, Give One with Curbside Pickup: $110

Buy One, Give One with Shipping: $125

Total available activity boxes: 100

Goldy Gopher, block M, maroon and gold

 

Wizards of YP: Summer Magic Activity Box

Suggested ages 8 and up (Includes a mix of independent and partner activities)

Curbside pick up at the St Paul Gym or shipping available. See ordering options below.

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This Activity Box is a sampler of our popular Wizards of YP camp. YP Staff and our very own resident magician, Tom Crone,  provide unique video instruction. This box includes store bought tricks (Cups and Balls and Tell-a-Vision), card tricks (deck of cards, one way card telepathy and upside down deck), rope and tricks, as well as everyday magic with objects you can find at home.

Kit includes the following activities & supplies:

  • 2 store bought magic tricks
  • 3 card trick
  • Everyday Objects trick
  • Deck of cards
  • Magician's rope
  • YP Staff Magic
    • Disappearing Coin Trick
    • RopeTrick

How it works:

  • Set up your account at Shop RecWell
  • Order activity box and choose from delivery or pick up options throughout the month of August
  • Activity Boxes can be mailed or picked up curbside at the St Paul Gym. Pickup directions and additional access information will be displayed at checkout and emailed to you prior to your pickup date.
  • Participants would benefit from occasional access to a device or computer that allows them to access videos, but not required 
  • Kids will need a few common household supplies and items outside in a yard or natural area. A complete list of additional items needed will be included with the kit. 

Recommended for kids with interest in

  • Magic
  • Exploring
  • Science
  • Trying new things
  • Making new friends
  • Learning new games

Magic Activity Box - 1 per child

Activity Box (1) with Curbside Pickup: $55

Activity Box (1) with Shipping: $70

Buy One, Give One with Curbside Pickup: $110

Buy One, Give One with Shipping: $125

Total available activity boxes: 100

magic, rabbit, hat, wand, cards, teal, red and black

 

 

Disclaimer: Activities are designed to be safe when instructions are followed, including wearing personal protective equipment and using materials appropriately. Parents/guardians are responsible for establishing a safe virtual and physical environment, including managing youth behavior with activity box materials.  All activity boxes are sold as is.